The outlook for Harvard’s online learning

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 14:40 in Psychology & Sociology

Most American students in higher education were forced to finish their spring semesters online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of them will start the next academic year in some sort of remote learning environment as well. Harvard is no different; some University Schools already have announced that they will be conducting courses entirely online this fall. The Gazette spoke with Vice Provost for Advances in Learning Bharat Anand to discuss the transition to virtual learning, how Harvard is planning for a fall semester largely online, and the new opportunities that could integrate virtual classrooms with traditional ones. Q&A Bharat Anand GAZETTE: Tell us about Harvard’s transition to remote teaching this spring and what went into it. ANAND: It’s still incredible to think about what happened this spring. Obviously, as a University we weren’t alone in the remote teaching transition — schools, colleges, and universities in most parts of the world had to transition to remote...

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